Michael Sippitt


Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform

Michael is Chairman of the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP), a pan-Commonwealth network linking entrepreneurs, companies and investors engaged in environmental and sustainable technologies and services. The CEIP has been developed in alliance between the Royal Commonwealth Society and Forbury Investment Network, which is operated by Clarkslegal LLP.  The CEIP is committed to helping build a sustainable and collaborative Commonwealth with a strong ecosystem for growth of small to medium sized enterprises.

As Chairman, Michael leads a team active in the search for and preparation of suitable environmental technology proposals and in building links in the UK and internationally with investors, universities and organisations interested in green technologies. He has particular interest in the international sharing of innovative technologies and investment opportunities, with special focus on meeting environmental needs in developing Commonwealth countries.

Concurrently, Michael is Chairman of Clarkslegal LLP, a commercial law firm which also has substantial expertise in environmental, human resources, and public procurement services. Michael also chairs Forbury People Limited, Clarkslegal’s associated Human Resources consultancy, which operates in the UK and internationally.